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Re: IPP> Chunked POST

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@kiwi.ics.uci.edu>
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 1999 10:47:01 -0700
To: kugler@us.ibm.com
cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Message-ID: <9908201047.aa22792@paris-relay.ics.uci.edu>
>> Nobody is going to prevent you from building a server that responds with
>> 411 to every request without implementing chunked.  It would be a dumb
>> thing to do, but the standard doesn't prevent people from doing dumb things
>> (only things that won't interoperate with others via HTTP).
>
>Isn't that what Apache does with chunked POSTs?

No.  It is what mod_cgi requires.  Apache implements chunked in the core,
where any module can make use of it if they so desire.

As I've said many times before, implementing a new protocol service
using CGI is a bad idea.  Making HTTP requirements based on the limitations
of CGI is even worse.

....Roy
Received on Friday, 20 August 1999 18:51:26 EDT

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